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.m. >> i am rob roblin. if you drive and talk on the phone, you will need one of these. a live report coming up. >> i am gerry sandusky. today, the ravens found out who they have to face on sunday against the steelers. more on that in sports. >> the sun broke through today, but some tropical rain in florida and cuba and it may be headed in this direction. the latest tropical disturbance the latest tropical disturbance headed our way with that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. old gibbs canning company. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pionee
delays and flooding. live a double-team the storm petrel coverage with rob roblin, but first let's go to jennifer franciotti who was at the inner harbor. it will be awhile until you try out, huh -- dry out, huh? >> we are a cross from the national aquarium, where we have been steadily watching the water rise. officials are monitoring the situation and they are well aware of some of these areas that are prone to flooding. while most people were sleeping, and the rain was falling hard at fells point, an area often familiar with flooding concerns. by the light of day, at representatives were checking on area businesses and looking to immediate concerns. >> we want to keep them informed and communicate with them so that they know what to expect today and tomorrow. >> it is a perfect day for these ducks in south baltimore, but not so great for drivers on patapsco. police say they have shut down the road where the hash marks disappeared beneath the water, high enough to reach the top of this fire hydrant. in the event that someone would get stuck, the fire department rescue operations team
all day to restore power. rob roblin as live with details on the story. >> 80 of the customers have their power restored. 43 are without power. the sign right here, close to do to power failure." when you look up the street, that have -- that restaurant is open for business. >> four little italy yesterday morning, the underground fire was spectacular. >> it looked me up with a big thumping noise. i heard the electrical lights sparking. i was sleeping upstairs. i saw it happen right from the beginning. after the smoking, i saw the fire start. >> i looked out the door and i thought the restaurant was on fire. i knew it could not have been because the smoke was white. it would have been blackett it was on fire. >> the smoak destroyed underground transformers like these. today, they have had numerous crews outside repairing the damage that -- the image. >> they said maybe this afternoon or evening. >> what do you do in the meantime? >> live without power. >> i was amazed the amount of people and crews that have down here. i find no fault with them. equipment breaks down and you have to
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being held on attempted murder charge. we have the latest. >> i am rob roblin. >> i am rob roblin. willpower be everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely. >> live, local, late breaking. you are watching wbal-tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. in the hd with stan stovall, donna hamilton, your seven-day forecast with tom tasselmyer. 11 news at 5:00 p.m. continues now. >> new tonight, a rough weekend for residents and we can -- residents and businesses in little italy after an underground fire knocked out power. several are still without power. >> they could see flames rising from a manhole. rob roblin joins
the other two hikers? answers that are 30 p.m. >> i am rob roblin. one tenet is suing the apartment complex because of bedbugs. that story coming up. >> a lawsuit over bedbugs? that is how serious the bedbug problem has become. >> for many it is an embarrassing problem and one woman is suing her apartment complex. rob roblin has the details. >> amber lives and an apartment here and has been here for about one year. in 2009, she started a chain and found that bugs. they suck your blood when they bite. daniel but he says her client has permanent scars. >> the damage is not only the fact she has these bikes that were extremely itchy and she developed scarring which is still visible today, over one year after being bitten, she may have to have some kind of procedure, laser surgery or something to remove the scarring on her arms. >> the lawsuit on behalf of his client against these briarcliff apartments over bedbugs in the apartment was filed on september 1st. >> there is something about bedbug that is especially disturbing. they invade your bed when you are sleeping. they crawl over your body a
. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news, 11 news. >> they do such good work there. >> they look bad. >> well, the time now is 5:28. it is 55 degrees on tv hill. coming up, a look at our top story. >> washington state, a woman's claim of being attacked. >> and a terrified mother looking for her toddler fipeds him in the middle of high-speed traffic. how the child ended up there when "11 news saturday morning" continues. tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's
-tech fighter plane. it can do things no other fighter plane can do. rob roblin got a chance to find out what is like to pilot one of these planes. >> it is the most advanced fighter plane. i am in the cockpit of the simulator, doing some fancy flying. there were go. excellent. it will fly at speeds of over 1,000 miles per hour. it can also land and take off vertically. many of the features were built right here in maryland. >> 1400 different people whose jobs are attributed to this program and about $206 million of economic value to the state. this is the important to the state. you are at 1,000 feet. this would probably be about 300 feet. >> the simulator gives the person a chance to see what it's like to control this high-tech aircraft. >> the ability to see what is out there and how our sensors are fused together. we tell it what we want to look at. >> the u.s. military plans to purchase over 3000 of the fighters. it is the world's only fifth generation multi-row fighter. >> it has advanced avionics to get to the target and to return safely. it is one of the key aspects of this airplane t
. -- dundalk. >> rob roblin has more on the purple friday celebrations. >> ravens cheerleaders and the drum line were all over baltimore. >> we're going all over baltimore. we're going way out as well. purple fridays have become a tradition. >> we love to see the faces. it makes it all the more exciting when we see them. we have a great relationship. the most dedicated fans i think i have ever seen for any team. we have people that will follow us today and we see their faces. >> we definitely enjoy it. this is what we sign up for. we love it. >> and the fans came out to show their support and have a good time. >> what is it about the team that you like so much. >> spirit. team spirit, fan spirit, everything. the way they have been playing lately, we're going to go all the way. no doubt about it. i'm looking forward to every game. >> what is it about the ravens' team. >> they are just go-getters. they just charge, charge, charge. it is so much like the people of baltimorement you may come from underneath, and we just keep going. >> the fans are ready, the team is ready. i hope the jets are r
at wbaltv.com under politics. >> still had to, we answer your pet questions. >> i am rob roblin. just bieber performing at the state fair. >> of the sun is already here. navigating today's real estate market is complicated. you've seen the signs. that's why having the right real estate agent is more important than ever. at remax.com, you can find experts in short sales or bank-owned properties or commercial real estate, agents who can help speed up the process, no matter how intricate. and that's good news, whether you're trying to sell or hoping to buy. because the only sign you really want to see is "sold." nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >> your 11 insta-weather forecast with your meteorologist, john collins. >> tropical storm girl is about over there was scotia. -- tropical storm earl is moving towards halifax. the storm has gotten over colder water and is now getting over land which will further weaken the storm. rain on the west side of the storm and it is getting out of the range of the u.s. radar. rate in the eastern half of maine. the cameraa look a
or rescue farm. rob roblin has the story. >> the farm in west virginia was supposed to be a horse rescue, but as it turned out, the 53 horses there needed to be rescued. you can almost see it in their eyes, the pain and neglect. >> you can just tell they are hurting. it is the same thing with people. you look into a person's eyes. i think eyes or the window to the soul. you can read a lot in their expression. >> 6 thoroughbred horses, close to death, are being cared for. >> this course should weigh between 1000 and 1,200 pounds. he probably weighs 750 at the most. >> the horses were brought here yesterday at from what was supposed to be a horse rescue form and west virginia. starting in dehydrated, six of those in the worst condition came here. >> it cannot be a caring human watching an animal lying on the ground suffering without wanting to do something about it. >> to of the horses or on ivy. yesterday that wondered if that would make it through the night. >> by the grace of god and i think a lot of prayer, that are standing today and doing better. >> for the people who work and volunt
of their health by eating right and exercising. rob roblin has the story. >> it is a program to make city residents healthier. it kicked off today. it is called help the city days, an initiative to get city residents held fear. >> september 22nd for october 1st we will involve our citizens with information, demonstrations, and more in an effort to show citizens simple ways they can be healthier. >> also here today, someone who knows the importance of eating right and exercise and, the ravens running back. >> i learned how to eat right, stay fit, stay healthy, and so the tools i learned, i can go out and teach others. >> leaned forward just a little bit. >> a person parks a healthy body weight and the food they eat play a big part in how long one will live. residents in gilford have a life expectancy of 83 years. those in southwest baltimore or washington village have a life expectancy of 63 years. >> health, diet, there is cancer, cardiovascular disease, a chevy, all these areas in which health impacts of baltimore. >> to help baltimore residents, residents can go online and order groceri
are happy to report that rob roblin has landed. earlier today he was at the controls of a flight simulator of the world's most advanced fighter plane. it is called the new f-35. can fly over 1,000 miles an hour with the capability to take off and land vertically. many of its features were built right here in maryland. to check out his experience navigating the plane, log on to our website, wbaltv.com. if you don't have a bluetooth or you have not switched to a handsfree cellphone device, time is rapidly running out. beginning friday, if you are caught using a hand-held device, you could be fined. >> how do you follow the law and still connect what you are on the go? jennifer franciotti has tonight's 3d project report. >> people come in and say i have to comply with this law. i don't know how i will get this done. >> with the clock ticking, handsfree devices are flying off the shelves at stores like best buy. it's hard to know what is right for you with so many options available. i were in turn, lauren, has not gone handsfree yet, because our intern is helping us check out some options. ell
. the shows are posted at our web site at www.wbaltv.com. >> rob roblin is not fooling anybody. i think he's had this assignment several years in a row to follow the cheerleaders. >> you know it. >> it is 6:27. 57 degrees on tv hill. coming up, a look at our top stories. >> city police are investigating a car crash involving one of their own. we'll have those details. >> and information on patricia jessamy as they campaigns for re-electio >> welcome back to "11 news saturday morning." thank you for joining us. our top stories in just a moment. first another look outside with john. john, someone said to me the other day, it looks like summer is over. do you think it's over? >> it was so hot there for a while that even when you take the temperatures back to something that's close to normal, it feels like chilly, and the leaves are falling early because of the dry weather we've had. >> they are not changing and falling, they are just falling off? >> no. maple trees are going red. maybe autumn is occurring soon. i don't know all the chemistry, but autumn is not here yet. that happened sometime
for years, but now there is talking it is moving. rob roblin has more. >> the deli has been here 27 years. since 1984, this has been the place to gather in rolan park. >> we have been coming here for years. >> lunch times are always busy. around here, it is a lunch-time favorite. >> we think it is a great place to meet. you have downtown, you have towson. it is a nice in between spot. >> i like this location. the parking is easy, and it is just tradition. >> now aanita ward says she's going to be moving. >> since my lease has been up a long time ago, many years ago, and i've been on a month-to-month, that i would probably have to leave, and they would help me find a spot, which they have been doing. >> aanita says she plans to stay in the roland park area. >> you must have been upset? >> i was, but i'm excited now. i'm excited for a new place, new walls, newer facilities, maybe even better location. >> and for her regular customers -- >> anita bakes the best turkey in town, so it is one of those things like, where is she going to be? >> it is a local institution, something we can all rely
have had some extreme weather over the past few years from hurricanes and tropical storms. rob roblin has the story. >> this report by environment maryland says global warming is real and will lead to more extreme weather events in the future. according to the environment maryland report patterns of extreme weather are changing in the u.s. and climate science predicts that future changes are in store. howoday's report shows hurricane isabel are just a thing to come if we do not stop global warming now. we need to a dance solutions that will cut global warming. >> this past winter it was record snowfall. this summer, it was the heat. where we headed? but global warming means in the future if we do not do anything about it, we will be about eight or nine degrees warmer than we are now. if you think this summer was on the warm side, then another summer 63 former would be pleasant. -- six degrees warmer would be pleasant. >> the fact that the earth is getting warmer is cited as proof that global warming is real and changes must be made. >> global warming is going at. it is pretty moderate
. the newest super-star will perform tomorrow at the state fair, which means bieber fever is here. rob roblin has more. >> how popular is justin bieber? put it this way. tickets for his concert here at the state fair sunday night sold out in 18 minutes. ♪ my breath is your breath >> 16-year-old justin bieber is the newest heartthrob. the canadian born singer was discovered at 14 on youtube. his debut single charted in the top 20 in over 10 countries. he will debut at the fair tonight. at the fair, there is already excitement. just mention his name, and his fans will tell you -- >> i like his songs. >> you are a big fan, huh? >> he's a really good singer. >> he's really cute, too. >> and he doesn't disappoint his fans. >> 8-year-old grace performed one of his songs today. ♪ we're just friends but what are you saying ♪ >> when we tried to talk with her, she has what many of you ladies will identify with, a brother. >> he's awesome. >> why don't you um at a time one of his songs? >> do go ahead. >> here's the big winner. 11-year-old jacqueline sutt who, thanks to wbal-tv 11 news, won tic
to be handsfree in three days. >> the new law goes into effect on friday. robert roblin joins us now from glen burnie where he says there were a whole heap of a free headsets available. rob? >> we are seeing a big increase in traffic. >> this best buy, one of the biggest sellers today were handsfree headsets for yourself funds. the new law goes into effect on friday. people are trying to be prepared. >> how long does the battery last? >> about 20 hours and a 200 hours on standby >> most people think the new law is a good idea. >> i usually end up bidding angry with other drivers because they are not paying attention. >> there are so many accidents and people that get in trouble with testing that it is a great idea. >> i think will be a good thing. >> this afternoon at the end of state 95 welcome center, and there was a press conference to get the word out about the new laws. >> every driver will have to put down the phone and just try. we want to make sure our cars and car trucks are of no phone designs. craftspeople who know how dangerous this can our police officers. they were here today to
disabilities institute. rob roblin has the details. >> it is a special contest for special people, on this the 20 anniversary of the americans with disabilities act. >> i am just getting underway, as a matter of fact. >> ivan is a determined young man. he has determined to have an awful lot, despite his disabilities, and not let those disability stand in his way. >> you don't give up, do you? >> no, i am a determined guy, i am a hard-working guy. you have to be, when you have a physical disability the way i have. a lot of things that are easier for most people just become more difficult for me. >> ivan is one of the five finalists in the american dream contest. the contest commemorate the 20th anniversary of the americans with disabilities act. >> there were no justices in wheelchairs'. i turned to my mother who was walking with me at the time and said to her that it was my dream to become the first u.s. supreme court justice in a wheelchair. >> ivans family says he has always been an inspiration to them. >> he taught me to persevere and go for our dreams and all that. >> we have
, and we are told we can do things no other fighter plane can do. >> rob roblin got a chance to find out what it is like to pilot one of those planes in a simulator. >> it is the world's most advanced fighter plane, and i am in the cockpit of the f-35 lightning 2 simulator, doing some fancy flying. the f-35 lightning 2 will fly at speeds of over 1,000 miles an hour. it has dealt capability and can also land and take off vertically. many of the features of this aircraft were built right here in maryland. >> 1400 different people whose jobs were treated to this program, and about $206 million total of economic value to the state. this is clearly really important to that state. >> the simulator is like the ultimate video game and gives the person in the driver's seat a chance to see what it's like to control this high-tech aircraft. >> the ability for our situational analyst to see what is out there, how our sensors are all this together. we just tell it what we wanted to look x and steers all the sensors to it. >> u.s. military and its allies plan to purchase over 3000 of the fighters. the
, and now a woman is suing her apartment complex over it. rob roblin has details. >> amber lived in an apartment here for about a year and in 2009, she started itching and found bed bugs. >> bed bugs, they suck your blood when they bite, and daniel whitley says his client has permanent scars from her bed bug bites. >> not only did she have these bites which were extremely itchy which she scratched and developed scarring, which still avisible today, she may have to have some kind of procedures, laser surgery procedures to remove the scarring on her arms. >> the lawsuit on behalf of whiney's client against briar cliff apartments east over bed bugs in her apartment was filed september 1. >> there is something about bed bugs that is especially disturbing. bed bugs invade your bed when you are sleeping, crawl over your body, and suck your blood. it is more than a mere annoyance, it is intolerable. she is asking for damages for having been subjected to bed bugs in her apartment nor probably a seven-month period. >> whiney says his client does not want to talk on camera because the whol
value? try bounty huge roll. [technical difficulty] >> rob roblin has that story. >> it doesn't feel like christmas lane, but to the family that lives doub the street, it is christmas in august. >> danny barry was showing off his newly renovated home today. it was when danny was 8 years old 14 years ago when he had a die betic stroke. for a long time, it didn't look like danny would make it. >> we're six months past stroke. basically they told us he would never hold his head up, walk, talk. >> danny did make it. there are some things he needs help with. today it was the ribbon cutting of their newly renovated home, especially done for danny. >> it is a whole new world for him. the way the house was set up before, we couldn't work on the independent needs that he needed. having these independent needs, we will help him become more independent as an adult. >> danny's brother michael was on leave in iraq. >> i hope next time you are as lucky as we are. >> all this work was done by the partnership for housing foundation. many of those here gave their time and money to help fix up the bar
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